Dr. Simon Maidment is a curator and media-based artist with a practice that often involves collaboration and writing.
He founded Satellite Art Projects in 2008, having in 2006 received Australia Council funding to research commissioning models, meeting with a range of organisations across the United Kingdom.
He has unique experience in developing and managing large contemporary arts events across multiple venues and public spaces, including as a lead curator of the inaugural NGV Triennial, 2018, as Visual Arts Coordinator of Melbourne International Arts Festival (2008, 2009 & 2010), and Project Manager of Rapt! 20 Contemporary Artists from Japan, and Making Space: artist run initiatives in Victoria.
He was Director of West Space from 2005 to 2008, overseeing substantial organisational growth and development, while presenting a local program and a suite of six international projects.
He has a PhD from the Centre for Ideas, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne with a research project that articulated a model for understanding art and its relationship to social and political change.
Simon Maidment joined the National Gallery of Victoria in June 2013 and is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art.